Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
If you are experiencing pain in your jaw, ears or head, locking of your jaw, or a popping sound when opening your mouth, it may be due to a condition called TMJ disorder. This disorder occurs as a result of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint connecting the jaw to the skull.
Because it is responsible for so many functions, including talking and chewing, having this disorder causes frustration to our patients. This is why Family Dental Rego Park provides patients with TMJ treatment.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- · Difficulty chewing
- · Pain or discomfort when opening and closing the mouth
- · Locking of the jaw in an open or closed position
- · Headaches and ear pain
- · Pain when waking up
- · Teeth grinding
- · Clicking or popping sounds from the jaw
We provide effective treatments for TMJ to help reduce teeth grinding and help our patients find relief. With treatments like oral appliances and mouth guards, our patients find that they no longer wake up with severe pain, and find that their jaws lock or pop much less often.
If you have any of the above symptoms of TMJ, contact Dr. Binod Verma in Elmhurst, NY to get started on TMJ treatment.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Laser treatments loose tooth options is one of many services Dr. Binod Verma offers for patients with periodontal disease. When there are loose teeth, it can be indicative of a type of gum disease that is advanced and causes the loss of bone and healthy tissue. The teeth eventually lose their density and strength, causing them to become loose and eventually fall out or need to be extracted. If a tooth needs to be pulled, we offer options for missing teeth in fixed bridges, implants, and full dentures.
For patients who want to try and save their teeth, laser treatment is available for loose teeth. The gum laser, also called LANAP, helps treat the gums and getting rid of only infected tissue, while saving the healthy gum tissue. It is a great option for patients with advanced gum disease who want a healthy mouth and to save as many of their teeth as possible before moving on to teeth replacements. Gum pockets are cleaned out thoroughly with the laser, and it provides a gentler process for the patient.
If you suspect you might have a problem with loose teeth, contact us here at Family Dental Rego Park at 718-699-8268 for more information about the laser treatment.